Technical Project Manager - Remote

Ark Solutions Remote
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March 21, 2023
Ark Solutions
South Des Moines, IA

Job Description

The Project Manager for this position will need a strong technical background specific to networking and infrastructure with professional experience merging technology platforms across organizations.
These agencies are on different platforms, networks, and infrastructure and must be brought together quickly and sensibly. A Technical Project Manager will be needed to work with the technical teams from both agencies to bring these platforms and technologies together.

The Iowa Department of Public Health has many projects in flight or in the RFI/RFP stages. A few examples follow:
1.Implementation of Syndromic Surveillance program with CyncHealth our HIE.
2.Building of a new Disease Surveillance System in our AWS cloud infrastructure.
3.Collaborate with the Client as we work to align functional programs and become one Department of Health and Human Services.
4.Upgrade of our AMANDA licensing system.
5.Evaluation of responses to an RFI for a new health statistics / vital records system.
6.Planning for an RFP for a new Immunization Information System.
7.Many Data Modernization initiatives that complement each of these projects.
8.Alignment related projects

Technology Project Manager Job Responsibilities:
Works with technology experts to facilitate technology decisions to best position the new HHS for the future.
Works with technology experts to determine technology interdependencies and create a delivery plan to account for those interdependencies.
Works with key stakeholders to understand the business needs, and creates a project management plan that aligns with the projects objectives
Oversees project plans that span multiple divisions within the department.
Creates project plans, project charters and project schedules
Maintains project objectives
Identifies and resolves issues and risks
Reports on project progress, offers viable solutions and opportunities as they arise
Implements change practices
Manages resources to make sure schedule is on track
Facilitates Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal
Engages in contract negotiation with vendors and development of applicable statements of work.
Holds Vendors accountable for delivery
Lead meetings and set expectations for project team
Maintain budget
Reporting on projects and portfolios

Project Manager Qualifications/Skills:
Strong technology skills specifically within infrastructure and networking.
Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.
Knowledge of agile and lean approaches such as Scrum and Kanban.
Proven leadership skills.
Expertise in conflict resolution.
Strong negotiation skills.
Analytical and strong organizational skills.
Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with project management software and related tools including but not limited to MS Project, JIRA, WorkOtter, MS Excel, etc.
Strong technical background

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